Versace Menswear Fall 2010
FWD takes a look at Donatella’s latest for the boys:
“Just when everyone in Milan has gone retro and back to their Italian craftsman origins, along comes Donatella Versace to take us back to the future in her menswear collection for Fall 2010, which she showed on Monday, Jan. 18.
Inspired by the obscure but dazzling science fiction film “Tron,” starring Jeff Bridges as a video game player who gets sucked into a virtual video battle, the collection was a high-tech strut into a late 21st century.
While others looked back to 19th century class struggle and ’20s adventure pilots, such as to Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry, Versace went forward with articulated, intergalactic warrior looks, though tailored smartly enough to be worn here on Earth.”
Let’s take a look ourselves, shall we?
There are some fantastic pieces to be found here (that first jacket in particular is TDF), but the whole thing feels a bit off tonally. FWD made it sound like she was required to churn out the same 20th Century Europe vibe that other designers were presenting and while we wouldn’t take it that far, we kind of wonder what possessed her to revisit a ’90s club theme now of all times. Purple double-breasted suits, Donatella? Really? There’s a lot here to covet, and we’re all for a designer bucking the trends and going whichever way she wants, but we just can’t say we love the concept here.